The inaugural edition of the Turkish Masters has been postponed until March next year.

With Turkey still battling wildfires and the country on the UK Government's travel red list, World Snooker Tour has decided to reschedule its new event, which had been due to take place from September 27 to October 3 in Antalya.

"It is a huge disappointment for ourselves and the Turkish Billiard Federation to have to postpone this event," WST chairman Steve Dawson said.

"I am sure the players will share that sentiment, as well as the fans in Turkey who had looked forward to seeing their heroes for the first time."

The qualifying rounds have also been put back to 2022. Meanwhile the qualifying rounds of the English Open and Scottish Open will be brought forward to September, around the dates previously occupied by the Turkish event.